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HORCH TYPE 853

Sports cabriolet.

Fiedler/Schleicher designs with single ohc, massive ten-bearing crankshafts, all-independent suspension and superb elegance if you like the German idiom. Very solidly built. Straight-eight permutations seemlingly limitless, but 853s have hydraulic servo brakes and four-speed overdrive 'boxes, late ones with synchro on all ratios. A dry weight of well over 5000lbs does not, however, make for sparkling performance.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4944cc (S8 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1939  
Number produced:
950